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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
evening, legendary south african leader nelson mandela has died at the age of 95. we have a team of cnbc reporters and experts joining us this evening. my pal and colleague tyler matheson, hampton pierceson, john harwood are with us but i want to begin with chris bishop, live outside mandela's home. you see the scene. people gathering to celebrate his life. chris, can you describe what's going on and what is the feeling, what is the basic sense there? >> reporter: well, what's happening at the moment, the police have actually, there are so many people around, the police have closed off the roads around nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where he passed away this evening. but there are people there, there are people with flags, people are crying, people are coming to sing and a bit further away at nelson mandela's former home in soweto, where he lived when he was a young lawyer in the 1950s and early 1960s, when he went on the ground, there were people gathering there, singing songs, celebrating his life. some people are crying and some people are consoling each other. it really i
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
nelson mandela are still in the planning statemeges. we'll have a report just ahead. please stay with us. [ female announcer ] thanks for financing my first car. thanks for giving me your smile. thanks for inspiring me. thanks for showing me my potential. for teaching me not to take life so seriously. thanks for loving me and being my best friend. don't forget to thank those who helped you take charge of your future and got you where you are today. the boss of your life. the chief life officer. ♪ >>> south africa is now preparing for a massive influx of world leaders and celebrities as its plans for nelson mandela's memorial services. nbc's richard engel is in south africa with much more. good evening, richard. >> larry, there's now a wall of flowers and tributes and letters in front of the home where mandela died about 24 hours ago. today, mostly we saw celebrations here. some people did come out to mourn, but mostly they were singing and dancing and reading poetry. after all, mandela died at the age of 95. he was surrounded by family. people sailed they owed a debt of gratitude to
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